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Evanston aldermen vote to preserve Harley Clarke mansion
EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Evanston's Harley Clarke mansion is staying put. Late Monday night, the Evanston city council voted unanimously to preserve the historic building from demolition.
Video Shows Brazen Thieves Pillaging Cars in Franklin Park
Two separate break-ins at the same property in Franklin Park were captured on home security video. "In the beginning you start shaking," resident Steven Donchev said. "Then you feel mad."
CP Rail Holiday Train Makes First Ever Stop in Bensenville
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, over 400 attendees welcomed the CP Rail Holiday Train as it pulled into Bensenville at the corner of South York Road and Railroad Avenue. This was the first time that Bensenville had been selected as one of just two stops in Illinois.
3 arrested after $2.5 million in marijuana seized in Berwyn, South Loop, prosecutors say
Three men have been arrested after nearly $2.5 million worth of marijuana was seized in the near west suburbs and the South Loop, prosecutors said Tuesday. Brothers Ruben and Sergio Estrada were taken into custody Monday by the Chicago police narcotics unit, with help from a department SWAT team, af
Lyft driver charged with battery after sexually assaulting 17-year-old passenger
LYONS, Ill. — A Lyft driver has been charged after sexually assaulting a 17-year-old passenger, police said. Anthony Vicari, 40, of Chicago, was arrested and charged with battery Monday, according to Lyons spokesperson Ray Hanania.
Man who admitted involvement in mother's killing, then drove car at cops who came to investigate, is shot dead by officer
A Palatine, Illinois man who called 911 to say he was involved in a murder later sped his car at officers who came to investigate and was shot and killed by an officer he injured.
Elk Grove man gets two-year prison term for Mount Prospect burglaries
An Elk Grove Village man charged with two separate Mount Prospect home burglaries last year was sentenced to two years in prison. Matthew Cadwell, 31, of the 200 block of Washington Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday to theft in exchange for the sentence, court records show. He received credit for 473 da
Ex-banker gets 4 years for stealing more than $325K from elderly customers
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- A former banker was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for stealing more than $325,000 from three elderly bank customers in the western suburbs. Christine Lange, 48, pleaded guilty in August to stealing from her customers when she worked as an account executive at Trust
DUIs, Drug Possession: Elmhurst Arrests
The following items were taken from the Elmhurst police blotter throughout the past week. Arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Demetrius Orr, 20, of Villa Park, was arrested at 3 p.m. at York and Palmer Drive for possession with intent to deliver and possession of controlled substanc
Former Downers Grove banker gets prison for stealing from customers
A former Downers Grove banker was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for stealing more than $328,000 from three elderly customers. Judge Robert Miller handed down the minimum sentence to Christine Lang, 48, of Summit. Lange had faced between four and 15 years in prison.
Woman found dead in son's Palatine home after he was killed when trying to run over police
PALATINE, Ill. (WLS) -- The 74-year-old mother of a man killed by Palatine police this weekend was found fatally stabbed inside his apartment. Leslie Vaughn, 51, was shot by police at about 2 a.m. Sunday after he had tried to run over two police officers and another individual with his vehicle.
Downers Grove Banker Who Stole $300K From Elderly Sentenced: Cops
DOWNERS GROVE, IL --- A former Downers Grove banker who was charged with stealing more than $300,000 from three customers in their 90s has been sentenced to four years in prison. Christina Lange, 48, of the 7400 block of W. 56th Pl., Summit, was working as an account executive at Trust Company of Il
Elmhurst Hospital honored for 'person-centered' care
Elmhurst Hospital has been awarded a Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. The certification recognizes Elmhurst Hospital's achievement and innovation in the delivery of person-centered care. Elmhurst Hospital was first recognized as a Planetree Design
Lyft driver accused of sexually harassing 17-year-old passenger on ride to Lyons
A Lyft driver has been charged with battery after Lyons police said he sexually harassed and tried to have sex with a 17-year-old passenger. Lyons spokesperson Ray Hanania said Anthony Vicari of Chicago was called to pick up a 17-year-old girl in Worth and take her to her home in Lyons on Oct. 12.
Elmhurst parents call for four-way stop signs at Oneida and Chatham
Parents living around Oneida and Chatham avenues in southeast Elmhurst made emotional pleas to aldermen Monday to protect the 30 young children in the neighborhood with four-way stop signs instead of the yield signs now on Oneida.
Emerson Elementary School, Elmhurst, Illinois - December 2018
Emerson Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 205, and is located at 400 N West Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois. There are currently 37 homes for sale ranging from $239,000 to $1,250,000.
Teen charged with killing girl who was pregnant with his child
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday.
Top 4 performing arts events this week in Chicago
We've rounded up four artsy events around Chicago this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a contemporary dance performance inspired by poor women's stories to a must-see Broadway holiday musical.
Bookkeeper charged with stealing $400,000 from Illinois dental office
WHEATON, Illinois (AP) — A woman who authorities say secretly forged more than $400,000 in checks to her own business has been arrested. Roxana Dusanek, 56, of Crest Hill, created a stamp with the signature of her boss at a suburban Chicago dental office, authorities said. She then applied that stam
Thieves Shatter Window, Steal Thousands In Tobacco In Westmont
WESTMONT, IL --- Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary in which thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes were stolen from a store in Westmont. The burglary took place on Dec. 3 at a store in the 200 block of E. Ogden Ave., according to a police summary.